The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Prince George's County Planning Department
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The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Brochure, Report, and Special Study
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In July 1981, the Prince George's County Council, in cooperation with the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, approved the Prince George's County Historic Sites and Districts Plan, a master plan for _he County's preservation program. In November that year, the County Council also enacted a preservation ordinal Subtitle 29 of the County Code, which established a Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) with the power to:
Evaluate historic properties for designation as Historic Sites or Historic Districts; review plans for exterior alteration, demolition, or new construction; and approve property tax credits
appropriate renovation of historic structures and for compa1 new construction in historic districts.
In addition, the nine-member Commission reviews any legislation, zoning map amendments or other land-use proposals affecting historic resources; assists property owners planning exterior alterations historic buildings; and maintains an ongoing survey and research program. members of the Commission are appointed by the County Executive and must be knowledgeable in such areas as architecture, p1annin£ real estate economics, and historic preservation.
The Historic Preservation Commission is also empowered to appoint members to local advisory committees "to assist and advise the Commission in the performance of its functions."
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